About Fair Press

Elevating Journalism Through Integrity

Welcome to Fair Press,

Founded in 2019 by Ottawa lawyer and author Dr. Mark Bourrie.

Fair Press
is as a place to share insights and analyses about the press, politics and current events in Canada.

At Fair Press, we believe that a vibrant and fair press is more important than it has ever been and similarly so is media analysis and critique.

A free and fair press is one of the few protections that we have against arbitrary power.

If you would like to write for Fair Press as a contributor please go to contact and get in touch via the form.

A Value Driven Publication

Our Mission:

To hold the media and politicians accountable and to give Canadians fair and equitable access to all the facts when its comes to relevant subjects that concern them.

Our Vision:

Our journalism is guided by unwavering integrity, upholding the highest standards of accuracy, impartiality and fairness.

Mark Bourrie from Fair Press Canada's top media critic
Mark Bourrie from Fair Press Canada's top media critic holding the RBC Taylor Prize

About Founder Mark Bourrie

Mark Bourrie is a Canadian journalist, lawyer and award winning author. Mark Bourrie, PhD (History) has been a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery since 1994. He previously taught media history and journalism at Concordia University and currently. Mark is the author of 13 best-selling books including the RBC Taylor Prize-winning Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre Radisson. The Taylor Prize is Canada’s most important nonfiction award for writing. His book, Kill the Messenger: Stephen Harper’s Assault on Your Right to Know, was a Globe and Mail Top 100 book of the year.

Dr. Mark Bourrie's academic writing has been published in Canada and The Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp the Global Media Journal and the Canadian Journal of Communication. Dr. Bourrie has won several major media awards, including a National Magazine Award, and has been nominated for several others. His academic writing has been published in Canada and The Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp (Geoff Hayes et al, eds, Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2012), the Global Media Journal and the Canadian Journal of Communication. His journalism has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, and most of the country’s major newspapers and several magazines including Toronto Life and Ottawa Magazine. He is also a consultant on propaganda and censorship at the Canadian Forces Public Affairs School.